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Nomzamo Mbatha makes big-screen debut on ‘Coming 2 America’

Andile Sicetsha - 03.03.2021

Nomzamo Mbatha makes her Hollywood debut with a leading role on ‘Coming 2 America’, a cult classic that premieres on Friday.

South Africans will be piling up Amazon’s servers to catch Nomzamo Mbatha in her most ethereal glory on Coming 2 America.

Nomzamo Mbatha makes Hollywood debut

Mbatha’s journey to rebooting her acting career in Hollywood has culminated into her first big role in a comedy cult classic.

In the star-studded movie, shot on the Atlanta estate owned by Rick Ross, the 30-year-old plays the role of Mirembe, a royal groomer tasked with connecting long-lost prince of Zamunda and son of King Akeem (Eddie Murphy), Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler), to his monarchical roots.

This core part of the sequel’s narrative came naturally for Mbatha, said director Craig Brewer in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“She was this symphony when she walked onto set. She brought this energy of love, and, being one of the few people in the movie who lives in Africa, she provided this authenticity,” he revealed.

How to watch Coming 2 America in South Africa

The United Nations’ (UN) goodwill ambassador’s moment to shine on the biggest stage she’s ever graced, has come and she could not be more ready.

“This film felt like my own personal coming to America story. I was surrounded by Hollywood royalty every day,” she told the cited publication.

South Africans from all corners of the globe will be tuned in to cheer Mbatha on when the movie premieres in two days. Coming 2 America will be available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.

For those without a subscription, this guide on the three major streaming services offers a greater perspective on why an Amazon subscription may not be too much of an added cost to carry.

This epic start to Mbatha’s year is not the only big surprise she has in store for her fans. If we keep our eyes peeled on her developing partnership with Puma, there could be clues to a new merch line that is tipped to drop soon.

But, more on that later.